LaBarque Creek Conservation Area

About this Area

For more information call
(636) 441-4554
Total Acres

LaBarque Creek Conservation Area is one of the finest outdoor destinations in Jefferson County. Its rugged, forested hills and steep, narrow valleys, and canyons offer a brilliant hiking experience along its trail, which approximately three miles long. The bluffs and shelter caves you'll see are carved into St. Peter sandstone. Visit after a rain to catch some beautiful water flows or in midwinter for spectacular ice formations. The LaBarque Creek watershed is a true aquatic gem, with at least 54 species of fish and a diversity almost three times greater than that of any of the 15 other tributaries of the Meramec River below LaBarque.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Turkey,
    • Squirrel
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Natural AreaNatural Area
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • BoundaryBoundary

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
From Eureka, take Highway 109 south to Route FF west, then Route F south approximately 100 feet, then Doc Sargent Road west, then Valley Drive south about 0.50 mile to the parking lot.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information

Dutchman's Breeches

Dutchman's Breeches
Dutchman's Breeches
Dutchman's Breeches at LaBarque Creek Conservation Area

LaBarque Creek CA

A broad, short waterfall is nestled among trees as its water falls into a clear pool.
Trickle Creek at LaBarque Creek Conservation Area